Giraffe - Dusty Window EP [12rec.013]
Dusty Window, the first Giraffe EP for 12rec., is a collection of spare and beautiful folk songs. With intricate guitar-work and a characteristic voice, Giraffe is able to reveal more wisdom in a few minutes of his music than most artists can articulate on the length of a full album.
"Sad Sister," the opening song, is a call for a woman's liberation. It isn't simply an awkward "do your own thing" cliche, but a plea for individuality in a girl who is worth more than what she lets herself become. A descending melody phrase forms the minimal basis in "The Fifth Wheel" while James sings about the bliss of two others ...and breaks the hearts of the 12rec. A&Rs. "Venecian Blinds" is a concise folk miniature, "Clear Exotic Sea" the big pop-draft and sure to be his hitsingle. The EP ends with "An Imperfect Lovesong ..." which works beautifully with its spontaneous and scribble-like declaration of love to a small area of skin, with breathless melodica and fading voice.
During "Clear Exotic Sea," Giraffe asks his swimming muse if the ocean might be compatible with him. We feel pretty sure that the answer is clear.
Source www.12rec.netRun time 17:43Label / Recorded by J. GardnerSee also MusicBrainz (release group); MusicBrainz (release); Discogs (release)
5 - an imperfect love song (to end things on)
January 17, 2005
Great melancholic indie folk pop for january feelings :)
I like it! This is really something for the heart.
«Sad sister» and «the fifth weel» are my favourites!
I currently play it in repeat modus :)
Greetings from Zurich